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Jobs & Internships

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The MECA Online Job & Opportunity board (MOJO) lists jobs available to students and alumni. Use your MECA email to sign up and see more job and internship details.
 

>> New MOJO Job & Internship Listings

  • Design and Production Assistant, Biodiversity Research Institute
  • Summer Instructor, Breakwater School and Enrichment Center

>> Other Job & Internship Listings

Program Mechanic, Gear Hub Bike School, Portland, ME
Sales Account Executive, Energy Circle, Portland, ME
Digital Marketing Account Manager, Energy Circle, Portland, ME
Marketing Production Associate, Energy Circle, Portland, ME
Business Development Representative (BDR), Energy Circle, Portland, ME  
Marketing & Events Coordinator, Creative Portland, Portland, ME
Assistant Director, Brand Marketing, University of New England, Portland, ME
Executive Director, E2Tech: Environmental & Energy Technology Council, Portland, ME
Communications Manager, EcoMaine, Portland, ME
Customer Service Associate, SeaBags, Portland, ME
Warehouse Assistant, SeaBags, Portland, ME
Assistant / Associate Director, Bowdoin Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
THRIVE Director, Center for Learning & Teaching, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
Assistant Director of Student Activities, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
Outreach / Social Media, Somerset County Soil & Water Conservation, Waterville, ME
Visitor and Retail Services Manager, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
Development Director, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport, ME
Administrative Associate, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, ME
Guest Services, Sales Associates, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, ME
Director of Collections and Research, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, ME
Director of Advancement, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, ME
Gallery and Fiore Art Center Assistant, Maine Farmland Trust, Belfast, ME
Grants Officer, Maine Farmland Trust, Belfast, ME
Veggies For All Crew Member, Maine Farmland Trust, Unity, ME
Veggies For All Outreach Coordinator, Maine Farmland Trust, Unity, ME
Black & White Photography Lab Tech, Maine Media Workshop + College, Rockport, ME  
Digital Services Department Tech, Maine Media Workshop + College, Rockport, ME
Film Technician, Maine Media Workshop + College, Rockport, ME
Media Producer, Maine Media Workshop + College, Rockport, ME
Post Production Editor, Maine Media Workshop + College, Rockport, ME
Program Assistant, Maine Media Workshop + College, Rockport, ME
Teaching Assistant Maine Media Workshop + College, Rockport, ME  
Young Artists Program Manager, Maine Media Workshop + College, Rockport, ME
Director, Digital Video Advertising, Chewy, Boston, MA
Social Media Video Editor, Spartan Race, Inc., Boston, MA
Head of Academic Engagement, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Terrace Research Associate in Egyptian Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Illustrator, Wayfair , Boston, MA
Video Editor (Part-Time), Formlabs, Somerville, MA
Associate Project Manager, TOMY, Canton, MA
Instructor of Design and Wood Fabrication, Olin College of Engineering, Needham, MA
Model Maker, KMCA,Inc., New Haven, CT
Senior Packaging/Production Artist, Blue Buffalo Ltd., Wilton, CT
Graphic Artist, Contempo Card Company, Providence, RI
Sr. Coordinator Digital Assets, Hasbro, Pawtucket, RI
Development Manager, Creative Capital, New York, NY
Associate Video Producer, Motherly, New York, NY
Senior Graphic Designer, David Stark Design and Production, Brooklyn, NY
Marketing Specialist, Nat'l Museum of African American History & Culture, Washington DC
Biological Science Laboratory Tech, National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC
Management Assistant, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC
Lead Exhibit Specialist, The Smithsonian Institution Exhibits, Washington DC
Editor, The Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, Washington DC  
Toy Designer, TOMY, Oak Brook, IL
Director of Designer, TOMY, Oak Brook, IL
Product Designer, TOMY, Oak Brook, IL
Video Producer, American Veterinary Medical Association, Schaumburg, IL
Designer, Scott Group Studio, Grand Rapids, MI
Print + New Media Studio Tech, Ox Bow School of Art & Artists’ Residency, Saugatuck, MI
Ceramics Studio Tech, Ox Bow School of Art & Artists’ Residency, Saugatuck, MI
Graphic Designer, PAPER AFFAIR, Carrollton, TX
Packaging Designer, Sugarfina, Los Angeles, CA
Program Assistant, The Center for Cultural Innovation, Los Angeles, CA
Senior Content Producer, Instrument, Portland, OR
2D Animation & Character Artist, LAIKA, LLC, Portland, OR

>> Linkedin for Additional Job Postings
Exhibitions & Other Opportunities

>> Call for Submissions & Proposals

Shared Ground: Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Craft Studies
Call for papers for the forthcoming Shared Ground: Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Craft Studies symposium to be held in New York City September 20 - 22, 2018
Deadline: March 1, 2018

Submissions are now being accepted for DocPitch, an initiative designed to connect filmmakers with a film project currently in development, to organizations, funders, distributors, philanthropists, fellow filmmakers—and future audiences. For a nominal fee, filmmakers can submit their feature documentary project for consideration via FilmFreeway ONLY. No late entries will be accepted.
Deadline: March 12, 2018, before 9 am

Open Call for Proposals: Biodesign: From Inspiration to Integration
Curated by William Myers & The Nature Lab at RISD
Proposal Deadline: March 15, 2018

2018 CALL FOR ENTRIES - Photo Workshop New York has been committed to the education of young photographers. In order to confirm this tradition and to keep providing more opportunities for growth and enrichment within the international photo community, PWNY offers 3 scholarships for 3 ambitious photographers to participate in the ninth edition of its summer photography workshop series that will happen from August 1 - 19, 2018 in NYC.
Deadline: March 15, 2018

(Almost) Black & White: Creative Portland 2018 Art Exhibition
Calling all artists in the Greater Portland area! All artists are invited to submit (up to three pieces of) work via high-resolution jpeg to submissions@creativeportland.com for consideration.
Deadline: March 17, 2018

P3 (p3maine.com) is soliciting interested designers to partner with us in the development of a unique permanent installation for our new office space. PURPOSE: We want to create a tangible, visual reminder of our company’s values, culture, and philosophy. STYLE & TONE: We engaged our team in a company-wide brainstorm session and have collected feedback from each team member on how we might visualize or contextualize each of the following words: nuance, intention, restraint, humor, authenticity, balance, and kindness. BUDGET: Between $5,000 - $10,000.
Deadline: March 30, 2018

Call for Proposals - The 28th Annual Alliance of Artists Communities Conference will take place in Philadelphia, PA, October 15-18, 2018. We are currently accepting conference session proposals. The Alliance of Artists Communities’ Annual Conference is the largest summit for the artist residency field, bringing together over 350 arts leaders, community organizers, funders, policymakers, educators and cross-sector partners from around the world.
Deadline: March 30, 2018

Orbis Editions is now accepting proposals from Maine-based artists and writers for art publications in 2018. Publication proposals do not need to be fully conceived but readiness to go to press is one of the primary criteria in the selection process. Applicants will be notified by May 1st. Successful applicants will receive an honorarium in the amount of $600 + royalties. Publications are printed at no cost to the artist. Orbis Editions offers a model for a small press that focuses on using publications as a space for exhibition. We define a publication to include works on paper and in digital media.
Deadline: March 31, 2018

Art2018, the 23rd annual juried show and first annual juried show. Art2018 is open to all Maine artists and to any artist with a strong connection to Maine.
Deadline: April 1, 2018

Percent for Art Opportunity, Mt. Ararat High School, Topsham, ME
The new structure will be a beautiful, light-filled space designed by PDT Architects. The approximate project budget is $45,000.
Deadline: April 10, 2018

Free listing in Maine Fiber Art’s “Learning Fiber Art: A Guide to Maine Teaching Resources”
We are creating a directory of teaching artists and resources—a compendium of the Maine people and places where fiber art learning takes place.
Deadline: Ongoing


>> Other Opportunities

Open Consulting Session Fridays
March 23, 2018, 9:30 am - 11:30 am • Center for Women and Enterprise, Westborough, MA
Free -- Must schedule an appointment to attend.
Learn more

Monthly Open Studio
Monday, March 5th 4 - 8pm • Still Life Studios, Portland, ME
First Mondays, 4 - 8pm, Second Sundays, 10 - 2pm and Third Thursdays, 12 - 4pm.
Learn more


MECA PORTFOLIO
We encourage current students and alums to add their work to the Portfolio section of the MECA website at portfolio.meca.edu. We direct all inquiries from patrons and businesses to buy artwork, hire artists and designer to this portfolio website.
 
Residencies

>> Residency Opportunities

Artist-in-Residence, Clay Art Center (Port Chester, NY)
Our Residency program, which commences each year in September, is uniquely designed for emerging artists who need time and space to develop their voices. Residents gain invaluable experience working in a community environment, teaching classes, sharing their technical knowledge and expertise, and managing many jobs around the studio.
Deadline: April 1, 2018

Indie Memphis Black Filmmaker Residency for Screenwriting (Memphis, TN)
This residency for screenwriting offers a two-month residency in Memphis, TN for an emerging or established black filmmaker to work on a feature film screenplay to be produced in Memphis. Located in the heart of Memphis, TN, the program will provide one screenwriter with $7,500 of unrestricted cash, plus housing and round-trip travel accommodations and, most importantly, uninterrupted time for writing their feature film screenplay.
Deadline: April 4, 2018

Merriweather District Artist-in-Residence Program (Columbia, MD)
Three artists will be selected from submitted entries and provided with a stipend of $10,000 each to spend up to two months, from June 1 – July 31, 2018, creating a work of art in a medium of their choosing. The highest priority will be given to artists who intend to produce works that integrate art, innovation and technology.
Deadline: April 7, 2018

Artist in Residence at Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS
These 12-month Artist in Residence programs are designed to provide a creative and supportive environment in which artists may immerse themselves in creating new work and expanding their own understanding of their medium and other media available at the Arts Center.
Deadline: April 15, 2018

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts provides a diversity of residency opportunities to work across conceptual, material, performative, and social practices. Bemis facilitates the development of material and intellectual interests of its artists-in-residence and is building an alumni program that will further extend ongoing Bemis support.
Deadline: May 1, 2018

The Book Artist in Residence at the Maine Media Workshop + College (Rockport, ME)
The residency is open to emerging and practicing book artists, letterpress printers, and photographers combining word and image.
Deadline: May 15, 2018

Internships

Black & White Photography Lab Intern, Maine Media Workshop + College, Rockport, ME

Digital Services Department Intern, Maine Media Workshop + College, Rockport, ME  

Film Technician Intern, Maine Media Workshop + College, Rockport, ME  

Gallery Intern, Maine Media Workshop + College, Rockport, ME  

Post Production Intern, Maine Media Workshop + College, Rockport, ME

Program Intern, Maine Media Workshop + College, Rockport, ME

Staff Photographer Intern, Maine Media Workshop + College, Rockport, ME

Summer Internship - Strategy, Art/Design, Allen & Gerritsen, Boston, MA

Summer Internship - Video, Allen & Gerritsen, Boston, MA

The Lunder Summer Internship Program (for Maine Residents)  
Deadline: March 15, 2018, Noon EST

Stavros Niarchos Fellowship in Classical Art at the Museum of Fine Art
Deadline: March 15, 2018

Workshop Assistantships, The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship
Deadline: March 15, 2018

Traditional Arts Apprenticeship, Massachusetts Cultural Council
Deadline: April 1, 2018

Bartels Science Illustration Program, The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY
Deadline: April 2, 2018 by 8 AM EST

Programs / Creative / Investment Internship, Access Ventures, Louisville, KY
Deadline: April 1, 2018

2018 Windgate Museum Internship at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX
Deadline: March 16, 2018

2018 Windgate Museum Internship at Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
Deadline: April 1, 2018

2018 Windgate Museum Internship at Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Deadline: April 1, 2018

2018 Windgate Museum Internship at Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
Deadline: April 1, 2018

Fellowships & Mentor Program

Printers Without Margins Fellowship at Pickwick Independent Press  (Portland, ME)
Printers Without Margins will offer a one-month printmaking fellowship to six individuals in 2018 who want to create radical printed matter for a larger community. Pickwick will provide access to our printshop, instruction, materials, creative guidance and a small stipend to each fellow.
Deadline: EXTENDED March 5, 2018

Tulsa Artist Fellowships for Artists and Writers (Tulsa, OK)
The Tulsa Artist Fellowship provides an unrestricted award of $20,000 for visual and literary artists for one year.
Deadline: March 1, 2018

Springboard for the Arts  20/20 Artist Fellowship (St Paul, MN)
Springboard for the Arts is now offering a new fellowship for persons of color and Indigenous artists, small artist run businesses and small artist collectives who have shown innovation in their work, made significant contributions to their field, and are working to build tools and pathways that support other artists.
Deadline: March 10, 2018

2018 / 19 McKnight Media Artist Fellowships (Minnesota)
The McKnight Artist Fellowships provide annual, unrestricted cash awards to outstanding mid-career Minnesota artists in ten areas.
Deadline: March 12, 2018 at 5pm

The Latino Museum Studies Program at the Smithsonian Latino Center (Washington, DC)
The Latino Museum Studies Program provides a national forum for graduate students to share, explore and discuss the representation and interpretation of Latino cultures in the context of the American experience. It provides a unique opportunity to meet and engage with Smithsonian professionals, scholars from renowned universities, and with leaders in the museum field.
Deadline: March 16, 2018

Bronx Documentary Center Films Fellowship Program (Bronx, NY)
The Bronx Documentary Center Films Fellowship Program invites traditionally underrepresented documentary filmmakers to participate in a free year-long documentary filmmaking fellowship at the Bronx Documentary Center.
Deadline: March 15, 2018 BY 11:59PM EST

Teti Fellows Program at New Hampshire Institute of Art (Manchester, NH)
The Teti Fellows program awards four to six fellowships annually to scholars, artists, writers and educators wishing to travel to the New Hampshire Institute of Art’s campus in Manchester, New Hampshire to make use of the John Teti Rare Photography Book Collection housed in the college’s Teti Library.
Deadline: April 1, 2018

CraftBoston Mentorship Program, Society of Arts and Crafts (Boston, MA)
The Society of Arts and Crafts’ Mentor Program, launched in 2005, prepares emerging artists for participation in premier craft shows through their participation in CraftBoston Holiday.
Deadline: April 1, 2018

Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship (Washington DC)
At the intersection of art and social impact, this nine-month fellowship supports emerging artists with bold ideas of how art and creativity can be forces for social impact.
Deadline: April 1, 2018

Fellowship Program at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship (Rockport, ME)
The program offers free studio space and other benefits to individuals who are willing to commit anywhere from a month to a year to expand their creative abilities.
Deadline: Rolling

Funding

>> Grants

VSCO Voices Grant, VSCO and Access Ventures (Louisville, KY)
VSCO is looking for photographers for their Voices Grant, worth $20,000. The projects should relate to VSCO’s theme: thoughtfulness, passion, and continued commitment to a community that your documenting.
Deadline: March 4, 2018

Materials-Based Research Grant (Asheville, NC)
The grant is an award of up to $15,000 granted to interdisciplinary teams of researchers for an 18-month grant period. The goal of these collaborations is to encourage mutually beneficial innovation in Craft and STEM through focusing on materials and process-based research.
Deadline: March 15, 2018

Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory Scholarship (Cleveland, OH )
Full Tuition Scholarship to attend a workshop at the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory, open to current College Book Art Association Student Members and Recent Alumni Members.
Deadline: March 15, 2018

Women, Arts & Progressive Social Change (New York, NY)
Asian Women Giving Circle believes culture is an essential part of any strategy for social change. We support Asian American women-led organizations and individual artists in New York City. The maximum grant amount is $15,000.
Deadline: March 15, 2018 at 5PM

Horizon Foundation (Maine)
Horizon Foundation supports non-profit organizations that aspire to create and maintain sustainable, vibrant and resilient communities. Horizon generally will make grants in the $5,000 to $20,000 range
Deadline: March 15, 2018

IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund (Los Angeles, CA)
The IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund provides production funds of up to $100,000 to feature-length documentaries exploring original, contemporary stories that integrate journalistic practice.
Deadline: April 1, 2018

Vera List Center Fellowship (New York, NY)
The Vera List Center will support two Fellows whose work advances the discourse on art and politics. It comes with a $10,000 stipend and the chance to collaborate with students and faculty in the Center’s interdisciplinary public programs.
Deadline: April 1, 2018

New England States Touring (NEST) Grant
NEST (New England States Touring) funds presentations of New England-based performing artists from outside of a presenter’s state.
Deadline: April 2, 2018 for projects beginning on or after July 1, 2018

Grassroots Grants(North Carolina)
North Carolina Humanities Council’s Grassroots grants provide up to $3,500 for projects that connect the public to the humanities. Projects should deeply engage with a community.
Deadline: April 13, 2018

 >> Scholarship

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Scholarship (Gatlinburg, TN)
$1,300 Scholarship to attend a workshop at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is open to current College Book Art Association Student Members.
Deadline: March 15, 2018

 >> Awards & Prizes

2018 Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize (Duke University)
The $10,000 Lange-Taylor Prize supports documentary artists working alone or in teams who are involved in extended, ongoing fieldwork projects that rely on and exploit, in intriguing and effective ways, the interplay of words and images in the creation and presentation of their work.
Deadline: May 15, 2018

Conferences

NAEA National Convention
March 22 – 24, 2018 •  Seattle, Washington
Online ticket sales are closed. Any tickets that are still available must be purchased
Onsite at NAEA Registration: March 21, 2018 • More Info

HOW Design Live
April 30 – May 3, 2018 • Boston, MA
One of the largest annual gatherings of creative professionals in the world.
Registration increase: March 15, 2018  • Register now

The Dieline Conference at HOW Design Live
April 30 – May 3, 2018 • Boston, MA
A four-day conference on package design & branding with some of the most influential brands and designers from across the globe.
Registration increase: March 15, 2018  • Register now

Education

Continuing Studies
Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
The Continuing Studies Department offers open enrollment programs to adults and youth. Our mission is to provide access to professional quality study in the arts and professional development opportunities for diverse members of the general public. We offer weekly classes, weekend classes, winter and summer intensives, youth camps, and international artist retreats
View Course Listings

Entrepreneur's Work — shop - Pilot seriesView Details
These workshop are being offered by the Center for Craft, University of North Carolina, Asheville, and Mountain BizWorks.

  • March 1, 2018: Market Positioning
  • March 15, 2018: Capture and Convey
  • April 10, 2018: Sustainable Growth Strategies


Entrepreneur's Work — shop Extension / Alpine Cohort for MakersView Details
The course will guide participants through a comprehensive assessment of their experience producing and selling to date, while also addressing the opportunities and challenges currently at hand. Starting Apr 26th 9:30 am-12:30 pm / 5 Weekly sessions at the Center for Craft

Students, Alumni & Faculty At Work
Faculty Member Hilary Irons & daughter Tessa Irons' collaborative piece, 
Sea Cats, is on view at Able Baker Contemporary in Portland, ME. 

Able Baker Contemporary’s 2018 winter show, Circle Time, invited artist-families to present work by all the creators in the household. Artists included former faculty Christina Bechstein, Jenny Dougherty ‘05, faculty members Stephen Benenson and Hilary Irons. The Portland Press Herald review of the exhibition appeared in February 2018.

Faculty member Julie Poitras Santos’ poem, the Artist appeared in the Deep Water section of the Portland Press Herald.

Faculty member Daniel Minter’s A Distant Holla, which appeared in the Portland Museum of Art Biennial, was reviewed in the Portland Press Herald in February 2018.

Rachel Adams ‘15  and Tessa O'Brien MFA ‘16 of Better Lettered Hand Painted Signs were featured on the DesignSponge blog in February 2018.

Hannah Barnes ‘02 was the Fulbright-Nehru Academic Excellence Fellow from September 2007 to February 2018. She also attended the residencies at Utsha Foundation for Contemporary Art in Bhubaneshwar and Gowry Art Institute in Kerala.  

Gina Adams ‘02 was featured in Hyperallergic, “The Broken Promises of American Indian Treaties, Sewn onto Quilts”, in February 2018.

Mary Schmaling Kearns '98 was recently featured on News Center Maine.

Lauren Tosswill ‘14 album release February 24, 2018 at Aphodian Theater in Portland, ME

Victoria (Tori) Marsh '07 was an artist in residence at the New Art Center in Newton, MA. This residency was a part of the exhibition STITCH: Syntax / Action / Reaction. The Boston Globe reviewed the exhibition in February 2018.

The Metals Collective presented Charmed, a trunk show Valentine's Day show at BLUE in Portland, ME.


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Tell us about your studio updates, new jobs, grants and awards, fellowships, exhibitions and upcoming projects.
 
Public Engagement
3rd Annual MECA Spring Zine Fair

Zine Club and MECA Public Engagement present:

Zine Fair 2018 opened on First Friday Art Walk on March 2, 2018

An all-inclusive, collaborative event and show that brings artists and the Portland community together. The space will have a zine library, with zines for reading and for sale — as well as several tables for community zine-making, complete with materials (and a photocopier!)

>> Learn More about PE

Founded in 1882 and located in the heart of Downtown Portland's thriving Arts District, MECA offers BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) in 11 studio majors, MFA (Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art), and MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) degrees, as well as the Salt Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies. Pre-College and Continuing Studies programming are available for adults and youths.

The
Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at MECA is free and open to the public.
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